What's close to your home?


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Re: What's close to your home?

Post by captdecker » Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:41 am




hy 12
hy 12

Hy12 in Utah is cool. thinks this is a shot of it.



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Re: What's close to your home?

Post by cardinal » Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:45 am

5150Jim wrote: ........I like to ride up Hwy 32 to Quincy CA & then come back on Hwy 70
We're planning a ride to Portola, Feather River Canyon and Quincy area, probably won't happen until next year, but your photo's and video have made it a for sure "to do", thanks.

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Re: What's close to your home?

Post by dheaton » Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:23 pm

Yes that is part of Highway 12. Going through the slickrock between Escalante and boulder. Right by the "Head of the rocks"
Thanks

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Hy12 in Utah is cool. thinks this is a shot of it.

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Re: What's close to your home?

Post by dheaton » Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:28 pm

These are all right by my home. The farthest would be no more than an hour












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Re: What's close to your home?

Post by dheaton » Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:30 pm

Just a few more















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Re: What's close to your home?

Post by dheaton » Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:33 pm

Last few, I promise.















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Re: What's close to your home?

Post by chads920 » Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:23 pm

Living in British Columbia has its advantages just because of the varied terrain. I'm loc'd on Hwy #3 near Keremeos and there are so many route options within a 3 to 4 hrs (to the lets head back point) rtn trip time. Going West to Hope over the Hope Princeton through Manning Park and North to Spencers Bridge on Hwy #1 then East to Merritt on Hwy #8 and back South on Hwy #5 to Princeton and East back home is a great route with stops for lunch at Hope coffee at Merritt and a beer when are home. Or head East on Hwy #3 out to Rock Creek then North on Hwy 33 to Kelowna and back on Hwy #97 to Penticton then on to Green Mtn Rd which brings you out on Hwy #3A into Keremeos (Hwy #3) and home (13 K West). The "loop" possibilities are almost endless just add on another Hour or so to each leg and enjoy the beautiful roads, scenery, food and people.
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Re: What's close to your home?

Post by daemon » Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:55 am

Becoming a transplant in Northern Colorado had its perks.
Took me a few years to hammer out a route to turn my frown upside down.
Starting off just outside of Loveland I will make the turn for Masonville and the fun begins.
Buckhorn leads to stove prairie down to the Cache La Poudre.
Turn around and go back up stove prairie and turn left onto Rist canyon.
Follow Rist until you find Bellevue and make a right onto Horsetooth reservoir.
Follow all the way round the lake and make the turn to head for Stout which also leads back to Masonville.
Left to go back to 34. Follow 34 till Drake. Make a right and head to Glen haven and continue to Estes park.
Leave Estes on 36 to Lyons and continue past Lyons and continue into 7 .
Follow 7 til 72(peak 2 peak) follow til you see the sign for Ward(left hand canyon) and follow til you get to the bottom. From there left will take you to Jamestown or right will take you to the road that leads to Boulder.
Middle of town is the turn off for Nederland.
Once in Nederland I will head towards Blackhawk, but turn down (72) coal creek canyon. Once you get to the bottom make s right and proceed towards Golden.
Make the turn for Golden Gate canyon.

You will find yourself back on peak 2 peak.
From there you should be ready for a nights rest in Blackhawk.
I hope I got all that correct. Going from memory and I have yet to lay it out on a map.

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Re: What's close to your home?

Post by virgilmobile » Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:05 pm

Here in my neck of the woods is the John James Audubon Bridge over the Mississippi River...
The only bridge over the river in the 90 miles between Baton Rouge, La., and Natchez, Miss., the Audubon also is the longest cable-stay bridge in the Western Hemisphere.

courtesy  https://www.pinterest.com/pin/161214861633474707
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A nice 55mph ride to a sandwich shop at the next town

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Re: What's close to your home?

Post by keithg64 » Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:08 pm

I live in North west illinois, in and hour I'm in northern illinois, north east iowa and southern wisconsin. Beautiful area for the Midwest.
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Re: What's close to your home?

Post by cardinal » Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:46 pm

Lets go to the central coast and take a look at Monterey and Big Sur on the Pacific Coast Highway, aka Highway 1.

Beginning of Fisher mans wharf.....touristy...
Beginning of Fisher mans wharf.....touristy...


The Monterey Bay Harbor next to Fishermans Wharf
The Monterey Bay Harbor next to Fishermans Wharf


Monterey waves and rocks...
Monterey waves and rocks...

We can sit and watch those waves hit the rocks for hours.....
You can get to Big Sur a couple of ways. One is just keep riding south on 1 from Monterey through Carmel by the Sea or go by Fort Hunter Liggett and take Nacimiento Fergusson Road. A narrow, steep, twisty little road that's a blast to ride.

Narrow and twisty....
Narrow and twisty....


Beautiful Big Sur
Beautiful Big Sur


PCH from Nacimiento Fergusson road
PCH from Nacimiento Fergusson road

This is an area that MUST be ridden if you find yourself any where near Central California.
This thread may have been a bad idea...I'm realizing how many places I haven't seen that I should have. And, worse, seeing how close I've come to some places and missed seeing something just a few miles away from where I stopped.
I've got a lot of riding to do......

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Re: What's close to your home?

Post by deslaujp » Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:54 am

On Vancouver Island. The Gold River Run is winding twisting turns in fabulous mountains. Great scenery!
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Re: What's close to your home?

Post by coolrogue1 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:06 pm

OldZX11Rider wrote:Just been out riding all the tree shaded state highways I could find in SW Missouri and NW Arkansas.
In the mornings, in the shade, riding is a great way of being outdoors and staying cool. But by lunchtime, the shady spots aren't so cool anymore.
I'm thinking a ride to the desert and to the California parks and mountains would be a lot nicer in the fall.
This is definitely the time of year to be riding here in the desert, the high today was in the high 80's here in the Phoenix area. And it's still warm enough you can explore the mountains without the fear of frostbite..HA! I just posted a couple of my favorite routes here in Arizona. Southern California is a lot of nothing until you get to the coast and/or north of Los Angeles.

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Re: What's close to your home?

Post by coolrogue1 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:11 pm

brettchallenger wrote:If you live in the UK you are never that far from anywhere. Granted, Northern Ireland requires a ferry crossing, as do many of the Scottish Isles. In England, you are never more than about 70 miles from the sea, it depends how you measure it, estuaries, tides etc. Although we don't have forests, mountain ranges or deserts, we do have a huge variety of geographical features, from bleak moorland hills to rolling pasture and very big cities. My nearest ferry port is about 40 minutes away (Holland and Belgium) though the crossings take 12 hours. I am 6 hours from the Channel Tunnel, the quickest and most unromantic route to continental Europe. When my friend lived in North Eastern France - Lorient, infamous for its U boat pens in the 2nd World War, it would take me about 13 hours to get home.
A buddy of mine who lives in the UK, uses a book by Simon Weir titled: Bikers Britain - The Tours This book is full of loops that generally take a day or maybe 2 depending on where you start from.

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Re: What's close to your home?

Post by Big Blue UK » Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:56 am

I love looking at photos from your rideouts. I feel like I have the Atlantic Ocean, Irish Sea, Keltic Sea, North Sea, English Channel.

Need one of these


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Re: What's close to your home?

Post by Jlburnnn » Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:52 pm

I live 20 min south of you Cardnial and We find lots of places to ride. I live on the Blossom Trail and the Lakes are just 30 min away with Great roads for a Goldwing. I ride pretty much year around, don't like fog or cold. The GWRRA does some good rides once a month. 2A is in Clovis and they do a day ride once a month, the wife and I like to go on our own so we have kind of dropped out of GWRRA. If I can figure it out, I will load some pictures from around here.

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Re: What's close to your home?

Post by cardinal » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:22 am

Jlburnnn wrote:I live 20 min south of you Cardnial and We find lots of places to ride. I live on the Blossom Trail and the Lakes are just 30 min away with Great roads for a Goldwing. I ride pretty much year around, don't like fog or cold. The GWRRA does some good rides once a month. 2A is in Clovis and they do a day ride once a month, the wife and I like to go on our own so we have kind of dropped out of GWRRA. If I can figure it out, I will load some pictures from around here.
I worked in Selma for 10 years, before I retired, and rode every day it wasn't foggy, raining and if the temperature was below 104.
I, too, ride pretty much year around and enjoy all the roads around us. My wife can't ride anymore, but I get a ride or two in every week with one or two of my riding friends.
I got disillusioned with clubs a year or two ago and enjoy rides with no more than 4 or 5 bikes. It's easier to keep track of each other, and to get a table when you stop to eat........which is an IMPORTANT part of riding!
Maybe we'll see you on the road or get together for a ride someday.

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Re: What's close to your home?

Post by miflyer » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:55 am

Well, let's see.
Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Superior just to name a few nice rides. If you enjoy riding the shoreline, Michigan is a pretty good starting point.
The circle tour around Lake Superior, which by the way is the largest fresh water lake in the world by surface area, will take you through 3 states (if only briefly) and the province of Ontario. And it has to be one of the most beautiful rides I've ever made.
And then there's the thrill of crossing the Mackinac Bridge,,, what a marvelous sight.
I can't wait to retire so I can just ride,,,

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Re: What's close to your home?

Post by brettchallenger » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:07 am

Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Superior just to name a few nice rides
Michigan is a beautiful state. I have been as far north as Mackinac Island (driving a car), a lovely place, we should never have given it back. Some lovely roads. Never met as many vicious mosquitoes though!
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Re: What's close to your home?

Post by captdecker » Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:41 pm



You mean this bridge? :D


nice place to ride

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Re: What's close to your home?

Post by brettchallenger » Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:59 am


You mean this bridge? :D
Very similar to the bridge near my home - and its free for motorcycles.


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Re: What's close to your home?

Post by miflyer » Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:52 am

You mean this bridge? :D

Yessir,, that's the one. I've passed under it, on it, and a thousand feet above it numerous times.
I had an uncle that helped to build it, so it has a special place in my heart

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Re: What's close to your home?

Post by captdecker » Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:14 am

miflyer Sounds great , bike ride to airport then flying, two of the things I like that and sunsets :D

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Re: What's close to your home?

Post by miflyer » Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:07 am

"Sounds great , bike ride to airport then flying, two of the things I like that and sunsets :D

I couldn't agree more captdecker. This was taken at sunset from Mackinac Island,, a few years ago

Sunset at MCD
Sunset at MCD


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Re: What's close to your home?

Post by rcgreg » Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:08 pm

What's close to me?

The Selkirk Loop
Kooteney Lake
Idaho and Washington State



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